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Your Model Railroad--Tell Us About It?
KoSprueOne
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Myanmar
Joined: March 05, 2004
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Posted: Monday, January 29, 2007 - 09:58 AM UTC
Toy trains or a model railroad? - toy

Prototype or freelance? - not sure about the question, but these are clearly marketed to collectors.

Less-is-more or super detailed? - I like super detailed hobby models, but these are average.

Era-specific? - post '60s

Modelers whom you emulate? - Sheperd Paine, MellowMike, Steve Zaloga, BARV, . . .

Shiny, happy finish, or weathered? - weathered

"Just runnin' trains" or operation-oriented? - I'd like to have a full operational layout someday, but right now they're static, very static.

What is your interest in the hobby and what kind of model layout do you have (or are planning?) - I would like to someday complete an operational layout of different scales of trains weaving through buildings and vehicles of various scales. The entire build would be sci-fi fantasy, but each item and detail would replicate realism.

Would we like to create a gallery and post your trackplan and photos? - I don't have either of those yet for what I just described, but I made a little product review with pictures of a freight train car I recently bought and would like to buy the whole series set when I find more. They are a toy collector train series of freight cars with "graffiti" on them. The scale is not compatible with the HO and N scale pieces I already have. If you are interested in seeing the small picture review, it's here: http://www.circusspoc.com/sprueone.htm I don't work for that company, but I like the product and think they are interesting.

I will post information on my lil' railroad world soon as time permits. I look forward to hearing from you.

JPTRR = Jackson Purchase & Texas Rail Road, my modeling masterpiece.
- I looked at your MY PHOTOS and think your project will be successful.






Cuhail
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Illinois, United States
Joined: February 10, 2004
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Posted: Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 10:16 PM UTC

Here we go.

- Modeler

-Freelance based on prototypes

-Super-detailed

-Post apocolyptic Era

-No emulation, but, a lot of respect for John Allen and George Selios

-Weathered and Battlescarred

-Operational defence of Lake Co. Illinois

-My interest stems from my 1975 N-Scale Christmas Present from Dad. A layout he didn't get to see too much of because of his dying the following summer. I'm in the process of re-aquiring all the buildings I used to have on that old layout and plan to use them somewhere on the U shaped, around the room N-Scale layout that WILL be The C.A.R.R.

Ferroequinologists? Am I correct in my translation of it being "Iron-Horsers"?

Good word! Well used! :-)


Cuhail
fanai
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, December 31, 2006 - 01:40 PM UTC
I am from the other side from Luke - i model O scale 1/48 narrow gauge- I work in 2ft 6 also know as On30 - very popular due to Bachmann - I started in 1987 in this scale - built my first kit bash of a deisel over a ho mech - have love trains since I was young - My father is one of the pioneers in Australian Sn3ft 6 and an avid scratch builder.
I have built 5 exhibition layouts with my Dad and also by myself - am now looking at using all the buildings and details to build my own empire
It is a free lanced Branch line being based on the shire railways of Queensland but also mining- peopled by 1/4 scale Teddy Bears,Dwarves, and Orks -Yes I know I am strange.
I also do a range of 1/4 scale figures.
SkateOrDie
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Iowa, United States
Joined: September 09, 2005
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Posted: Sunday, December 31, 2006 - 05:17 AM UTC
model
both
both
Muscatine North and South (1800s) old RI & RI bankruptcy modern (IAIS and CRandIC)
weathered
both

My great-grandfather was an engineer on the RI and my grandpa had a HO scale layout.
I've been a train person since I cam outta my mom and I've wanted a HO scale layout since I was 8 years old
My HO scale layout is in the works and a Muscatine North and South n scale shelf layout is in the works
JPTRR
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RAILROAD MODELING
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Tennessee, United States
Joined: December 21, 2002
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Posted: Sunday, December 31, 2006 - 05:05 AM UTC
Fellow Ferroequineologists,

Toy trains or a model railroad?

Prototype or freelance?

Less-is-more or super detailed?

Era-specific?

Modelers whom you emulate?

Shiny, happy finish, or weathered?

"Just runnin' trains" or operation-oriented?

What is your interest in the hobby and what kind of model layout do you have (or are planning?) Would we like to create a gallery and post your trackplan and photos?

I will post information on my lil' railroad world soon as time permits. I look forward to hearing from you.

JPTRR = Jackson Purchase & Texas Rail Road, my modeling masterpiece.

JPTRR c. 1900 (the line into New Mexico extends through Arizona, to Imperial, CA, thence Oceanside, CA to San Diego and Los Angeles. This is a more precise depiction of the route, with only a few sections no able to be traced by map makers:


JPTRR c. 1940

JPTRR c. 1960


It began 30+ years ago as my freelance model RR. It has grown from a no-nothing flight of fancy into a highly detailed archived model empire.